As clients and visitors navigate the office, they follow a path inspired by a mountain hike. The dark walls of the elevator lobby lead to the reception area, which features a motif of warm wood and rock. Visitors must break through the fog, mimicked in the etched glass accent wall, to reach the open mountain vistas beyond.
Dark and light woods echo the forest, with charcoal-stained oak symbolizing the deeper tones of the forest floor. The use of color reinforces the contrast between darkness and light, creating a dynamic found in nature. Various shades of green, yellow and blue simulate the colors found in evergreens, aspen leaves and the sky.
Generous hospitality-centered corridors feature social spaces, work islands, coffee bars and conversation niches to increase collaboration and spontaneous connections among attorneys. Designed as a series of window boxes, conference rooms are strategically named to correspond to the mountain peaks they frame.
A dynamic sculptural stair links all four floors, creating visual, physical and social connections. Glass partitions and doors around the stair create a line of security between public and office spaces during an event while preserving visual connections and openness.
The project team collaborated with the shell building architect to create a 1,250-sq.-ft. rooftop terrace and lounge used as an indoor/outdoor event space.
HOK’s WorkPlace designers have collaborated with Polsinelli on 24 office projects in 18 cities since 2011. These projects have helped establish the law firm’s workplace design standards and created a consistent brand experience across its U.S. offices. By visually communicating Polsinelli’s brand and culture, these workplace environments have become powerful tools for recruiting, marketing and community engagement.
110,000 sq. ft. / 10,220 sq. m.
14 November 2017
“Polsinelli Denver Office Honored in AIA Kansas City Awards”
ENR Best of the Best Projects 2017 – Interior/Tenant Improvement Award
IIDA Mid-America Design Awards – Large Corporate Silver Award
AIA Kansas City Design Awards – Citation Award for Interiors
ENR Mountain States Best Projects – Award of Merit, Interiors